Recipes and Cooking Sweet Ricotta and Strawberry Parfaits 3.8 (20) Add your rating & review Ricotta, a versatile Italian cheese, mimics cheesecake in these delicious dessert parfaits. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 22, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 20 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved or quartered 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint 1 15 ounce carton part-skim ricotta cheese 3 tablespoon light agave nectar ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel Fresh mint Directions In a medium bowl combine strawberries, sugar, and the 1 tablespoon snipped mint; gently stir to combine. Let stand about 10 minutes or until berries soften and start to release their juices. In another medium bowl combine ricotta, agave nectar, vanilla, and lemon peel. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. To assemble, scoop 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture into each of six parfait glasses. Top ricotta mixture in each glass with a large spoonful of the strawberry mixture. Repeat layers with the remaining ricotta mixture and strawberry mixture. Garnish with additional fresh mint. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours. Tips Icon: gluten free, vegetarian Tips Any ripe berries will work in this simple and delicious dessert. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 157 Calories 6g Fat 18g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 157 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 22mg 7% Sodium 90mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 13g Protein 9g Vitamin C 48.4mg 242% Calcium 212mg 16% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 214mg 5% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.